What We Love
- An elegant stay at a Georgian house hotel in a prime location, near the National ParksTaking in the lovely views over the rolling countryside towards the North Yorkshire Moors
- Enjoying a sumptuous cream tea included in your stay
- The warm welcome and super-friendly team of staff
What To Know
- This country estate is set on nine acres of manicured gardens
- The Georgian mansion dates back almost 200 years
- Free WiFi
Sandwiched between the rolling Yorkshire Dales and the rural idyll of the Vale of York sits classic Georgian mansion Solberge Hall. Dating back almost 200 years, and built by wealthy local landowner John Hutton, it boasts an imposing pillared entrance, solid red brick walls and an interior to match.
After checking out your classic-meets contemporary room, why not enjoy a crisp winter stroll in its nine acres of award-winning grounds or in the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Return invigorated to a sumptuous afternoon or cream tea with the full works, then settle down by a roaring fire in the cosy lounge as you prepare yourself for a locally-sourced and seasonal dinner.
Fill your time here with a round of golf at a nearby club, visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Water Garden, or drive around legendary vet James Herriott country. For its effortless hospitality, delicious food and warm welcome Solberge Hall garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Only had overnight stay,but also afternoon tea. The short time we were there we found the staff to be lovely and friendly,nothing too much trouble.afternoon tea was beautiful from the sandwiches to warm scones and clotted cream . Highly recommended.
This is an ideally located hotel to discover the various parts of North Yorkshire, whether it be the coast, city or inland.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and the quality of the meals is very good, with a changing evening menu.
Unfortunately what prevents full marks is the fact that it needs money spending on the building and contents. The carpets are worn and you can feel loose floorboards beneath the carpet, both in our bedroom and in the corridors. Areas of the dining room have the plaster coming of the walls. As other reviewers have noted the building is not well heated, either by design or accident, and the radiators are barely warm both in the public areas and our bedroom.
It has good potential if work is carried out, but the hotel does offer good value for money.
We have just returned from a 1 night stay st Solberge Hall with our Cockapoo Flora. We loved it, we had a deal which included cream tea for two, a three course evening meal and breakfast. The whole experience at Solberge Hall surpassed our expectations. We stayed in a separate annexe from main hotel which has its own entrance and is perfect for guests with dogs. Our room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, we had tea and coffee making facilities and some homemade shortbread, which was a lovely touch and delicious. The staff were really attentive despite having a large party and wedding to cater for. Wayne, Jan and Debbie need a special mention as they are a credit to Solberge Hall, nothing being too much trouble. All in all we loved the place, food and staff and will definitely be returning.
We had a great couple of mid-week nights on a Herriot deal which gave us free tickets to the excellent James Herriot House in Thirsk and included a meal on one night.
The hotel stands well away from the road up a narrow drive nicely illuminated at night in attractive grounds with rabbits and a view of the North Yorkshire Moors. There's a decent car park with more space behind the hotel.
We asked for a quiet room and it was quiet although quite a way along a winding corridor. The superior room was comfortable and spacious, clean and with creaky floorboards in one place. The free wifi worked well as did the TV and its remote. There was plenty of hot water and a good sized bathroom with a gushing over bath shower.
The first night we took in the restaurant and the second in the bar choosing the bar menu as we didn't want a full meal 2 nights. We were very happy with all the courses, we found the food just right, not too rich and not plain.
Breakfast was good with a mix of self serve buffet and cooked food made to order and delivered by chatty Gaye.
The staff are very good, cheerful, welcoming and very helpful.
There was a Wedding Fair on while we were there and it was a fear that there could be a wedding on while we were there and how it would affect car parking, service and noise. There was no wedding though.
We hadn't been in that area before and found Thirsk attractive with the James Herriot Story being a lot better and bigger than expected. There's also an interesting small museum relating the town to Lords Cricket Ground and Schindler. Mount Grace Priory is worth a trip as is Northallerton which has some interesting shops. On the way home we went to the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle which is a truly amazing collection.
Booked for three nights with two dogs. One dog very old and cannot climb stairs.
Given an outside room in a courtyard shared with kitchen and a delivery area.
First night ruined by a dripping shower and no heat from midnight onwards.
Next day changed rooms to a much smaller outside room facing a Coach Park and delivery bay. No room for dogs until we allowed the use of a corridor, but still charged 40£ per night for the dogs.
When we demanded to see GM he was totally disinterested but said he was not prepared to heat building during the night because he does not have the heating in his own home at that time!!!
We were offered a portable heater for night two after we spent first night shivering.
We did find out unofficially that the hotels main concentration was Corporate business with normal guests very low on the list of priorities.
The hotel food was certainly not 3 star standard but the hotel staff were excellent in particularly Malcolm, Jan, Claire, Gaye and Jenny. These five would not be out of place in a 5 star hotel.
It is astonishing that Trip Advisor gave the place an award recently, and even more that it has an AA grading of three stars.
The GM who knew about the problems but made no attempt to speak to us, reduced our bill by £20 per night (the cost of one ). Even that had to be negotiated at the check out.
Overall, excellant staff, very poor food, beautiful countryside position but organised in the manner of Faulty Towers.
Think very before booking.